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Written by Bill Harris - 18 Aug 2012
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Location notes
The spot is on an unclassified road about 1 mile west of Beeston Castle Signal Box on the Crewe Chester line. There is an over bridge for head on shots and the lane and fields to the south over good side on opportunities.
Railway type and traffic
Virgin Voyagers on Euston to Chester/Holyhead. Arriva DMU's on Crewe Chester/North Wales.
Not much evidence of freight traffic. Some Steam Specials which is my interest, hence a bit vague about technicalities of modern traction.
Environment
This is a fairly well used local short cut on a narrowish country lane. Never seen any sign of problems.
Road directions
The best way in is from the A49. Turn off west towards Beeston Castle just south of the over bridge at Tiverton (location of Beeston Castle Signal Box). Follow the lane to the T juncion in front of Beeston Castle and turn right. In about half a mile turn right again onto the lane that is the location.

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Beeston Castle map co-ordinates
Parking
There is plenty of parking on the wide grass verges and a 'lay-by' opposite the few houses just south of the bridge.
Public transport
The nearest public transport is about 3 miles away in Tarporley.

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Amenities
The is a completely rural location. There is a pub (the Shady Oak) that does good food just north of the canal bridge.
There also plenty of shops cafes pubs in Tarporley which is about 3 miles away.
Accommodation
There is a small hotel in Tarporley which is about 3 miles away.
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Beeston Castle

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Beeston Castle general view map
Beeston Castle close up map

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Photographic notes
I only use this spot for steam specials heading west in the morning. The field and lane to the south east of the line offer a variety of shots, and the sun is 'in the right place'. This applies to westbound traffic all day.


General views - All photographs © Bill Harris unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east


Fig 1 - Looking north east


Fig 2 - Looking north east


Fig 2 - Looking north east


Fig 3 - Looking north east


Fig 3 - Looking north east


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